[Python-Dev] PEP: Migrating the Python CVS to Subversion

François Pinard pinard at iro.umontreal.ca
Tue Aug 2 16:49:08 CEST 2005

[Martin von Löwis]

> The PEP is only about Subversion.  I think anything but Subversion is
> ruled out because:

> - there is no offer to host that anywhere (for subversion, there is
> already svn.python.org)

> - there is no support for converting a CVS repository (for subversion,
> there is cvs2svn)

I quickly discussed Subversion with a few friends.

While some say Subversion is the most reasonable avenue nowadays, others
them told me they found something more appealing than Subversion:


The hosting paradigm is fairly different, and for a few weeks now, they
have a CVS repository converter.

In my very naive eyes, the centralised aspects of Python development
are be better represented with Subversion.  It is notable also that
Subversion if more Python-friendly than Monotone, with its Lua-based
scripting.  I did not deepen why, but at first glance, Monotone does not
seduce me.  On the other hand, the two guys saying good about Monotone
are well informed (and also well known), so I would not dismiss their
opinion so lightly.  So, it might be worth at least a quick look? :-)

François Pinard   http://pinard.progiciels-bpi.ca

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